Yangarra Estate is a biodynamic wine farm in the McLaren Vale region in South Australia. The Yangarra philosophy centres around producing wines solely from its single-vineyard estate and the property is devoted to the best grape varieties of the southern Rhone. Yangarra's combination of rare geologies, moderate altitude, abundant sunshine and cool evening breezes make it perfect for growing varieties that thrive in these moderate maritime environments.
100% Shiraz from estate vineyard adopts more of a cooler climate expression than the typical McLaren Vale style thanks to the vineyard’s elevation and cooling night breezes from the nearby Southern Lofty Ranges, but retains concentration and complexity. Estate grown in Kangarilla.
A dense deep red to purple hue, a characteristic that is common across the Yangarra reds. The nose centres on plum and blackberry fruit with liquorice strap and unsweetened cocoa. The dark fruits on the nose take a more vibrant, almost blue fruit like aspect with juicy acidity and fine tannin giving the lattice for oak to gently interject with the wine providing layers of flavour and interest. The finish sees more savoury almost peppery impact with length of dark berry fruits. Date Tasted: May 2020; Rating: 94 Points; Patrick Eckel
I remember tasting samples of this from barrel. It looked fabulous then in its infancy and it is even better now. An incredible wine for the asking price. Violet and purple flower perfume diffuse elegantly from the glass. A little bit ferrous and a little bit minerally, white pepper and earthy feels add interest. There's no chance of evading the generous fruit mind you. It pulsates in gentle waves. Fine tannins draw a long bow and persist much longer than expected finishing dusty and powdery. Utterly delicious! Drink to ten years+ Price: $35.00; Rating: 94 Points; QWine
Deep, bright red/purple colour. Fresh and clean on the nose, with berries, cherries and spices to sniff. Really lovely aromas and flavours, understated and still evolving. The palate is fine and long with supple tannins and great harmony. A superb glass of shiraz. Date Tasted: April 2020; Rating 95 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
From six estate blocks, 50% on sand, 50% ironstone. Destemmed and mechanically sorted whole berries and 20% whole bunches open-fermented with a splash of viognier, 10 months in French oak (20% new). Dark fruits with earth, chocolate and licorice nuances. Sensational price. Drink to: 2038; Price: $35.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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